Evangelical Movement
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1. Term

Although the term “evangelical” can be used in English in the same broader sense as evangelisch in German, in this article it has the narrower sense for which German now uses evangelikal. Some definition is needed because of the theological, ecclesiastical, and practical problems associated with the word and its positive or negative aspects. On the one hand, it may be the equivalent of “pietistic,” “revivalist,” “confessing,” or “biblical-reformational”; on the …

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Geldbach, Erich, “Evangelical Movement”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 13 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_E569>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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